Located at the southern end of the Flinders, this stunning location is one that definitely needs a return visit to fully explore. As a bonafide city slicker, Bendleby is everything that you want it to be when you book your Flinders adventure. The views are simply stunning, the kind that you put on the computer screen saver and wish you could go back.
We were met by the friendly Kylie, who showed us the very handy office building which doubles as a shop where you can buy cool merch or BBQ supplies (beer) that somebody (me) had forgotten to bring.
With a few maps of the property handed out, we checked into our lovely cabin and set out to explore. Bendleby (which has its own newsletter I might add!), is famous for its 4×4 tracks and to be honest, I was quietly jealous that I wasn’t able to try them out in my Subaru Forester (Although we did push it to its limit on some of the tracks). Even without a big 4×4, there are plenty of amazing areas to explore and you certainly won’t miss out. I recommend Hidden Valley, which is poorly named in hindsight as the track goes right to it. Anyway it is a beautiful spot and well worth the short drive from your cabin or camp ground to have a look.
Bendleby have a number of accommodation options from camping to cabins and a 5 bedroom homestead suitable for larger groups.
We couldn’t have asked more from our Acacia cabin. Separate rooms for adults and kids, a nice comfy lounge room and a TV if you want a break. It will be hard to watch though because right out the window is a view to die for. With a great outdoor BBQ area and firewood supplied, what else could you want! As this was our first night, we packed some BBQ supplies from home which helped save on eating out costs for the trip too.
My favourite part of our stay at Bendleby was night time. Luckily for me the kids were a little scared of the dark so when I wanted some quiet, I could just go outside, stare at the stars and enjoy the silence. Bliss. It really does cater for all, with camp grounds galore, several cabins and helpful staff. A real winner for kids and adults alike.
You’ll find Bendleby Ranges at
741 Crotta Road, Orroroo
Phone: (08) 8658 9064